Telford and Wrekin's parks are ready for summer

As part of a Telford and Wrekin Parks Summer Spruce-up, council teams and volunteers have worked hard to make the borough's parks clean, green and safe.

With the summer holidays in full swing, the borough's award-winning parks are ready as a place for friends and family to relax, exercise and play this summer.

The summer spruce-up work is being carried out as part of the council's Pride in Our Community programme, which invests £50 million to keep our neighbourhoods clean, green, and safe.

Hot on the heels of the borough’s latest Green Flag awards, presented this week to a record-breaking four of Telford and Wrekin’s parks, the council will be participating in love parks week, which begins on 29 July.

Throughout the week, the council will celebrate and support the efforts of volunteers and workers who protect and care for parks and local green spaces. 

Cllr Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for neighbourhood, commercial services and regeneration, said:

"A lot of work goes into protecting and caring for our parks all year round, but it's essential to have them ready to be used to their fullest during the summer holidays.

"I want to thank all involved, including the 'Friends of' parks groups, volunteers, the Town and Parish Councils, council partners, and our Telford & Wrekin Council teams.

"Whether for exercise, fresh air or peace of mind, parks greatly improve our health and wellbeing.

"We're blessed with such wonderful green spaces in Telford and Wrekin. 

"So, during this Love Parks Week, I want to invite people to get out and enjoy their favourite park. 

"We know that our parks are highly valued by our residents, and we are on their side. That's why, on top of the Pride in Our Community programme which keeps spaces clean, tidy and well-maintained, we're also investing £3.75m into actively improving and enhancing our parks, play areas and green spaces.

"I am so pleased that the borough now holds four Green Flag awards simultaneously. This shows the impact of our investment and the dedication and hard work being put into protecting and caring for our local parks and green spaces.”